Day 1
03 Jul 2018
Day 2
04 Jul 2018

Registration and refreshments

Welcome remarks from AME Trade

Opening Address

Creating long-term partnerships to enhance EU-African collaboration

Keynote Address

The role of Europe in advancing Africa’s mining industry and economic growth

Keynote Panel

Developing financial and strategic partnerships to advance new and existing African mining projects
  • The increasing competition for FDI? Where does Africa sit?
  • The role of the EU as a customer for African minerals
  • Evaluating the role of each stakeholder in mitigating jurisdictional risk
  • Demonstrating political stability- what are investors looking for?
  • The importance of flexibility in loan instruments to cater to regional and regulatory differences
Rudolph de Bruin
Timothy Mingo
Louis Coetzee
Osam Iyahen
10:40 - 11:00

Coffee break

Market overview

An analysis of European demand for and African supply of raw materials


Outlook for African steel production- what to expect next

Panel discussion

Forecasting commodity supply and demand and the knock-on effect on mining operations
  • Reviewing hedging strategies to boost returns and mitigate volatility
  • Gold vs Copper- which has a more promising long-term outlook for investors
  • Are gemstones and diamonds underestimated investment opportunities?
  • Exploring opportunities for battery technology minerals
12:20 - 13:20

Networking lunch

Ministerial Addresses

Invited Ministers of Mining from Africa’s most promising countries will give a speech on their country’s mining regulations and advantages for new strategic and financial investors.
15:20 - 16:10

Coffee Break

Spotlight On Africa’s Geological Hotspots

Leading mining companies and technology providers will present case studies on the geology of different African regions and help delegates identify Africa’s next world-class mineral deposits.
Harry Anagnostaras-Adams

Close of conference day 1

17:30 - 22:00

Cocktail reception

Registration and refreshments


Digital technology optimising productivity and enhancing mining operations

Case study

Using onsite solar panels to improve energy efficiency and lower costs

Panel discussion

Spotting and taking advantage of disruptor technology
  • Who are the major strategic and financial partners advancing digital mining technologies?
  • The role of digital technology improving exploration techniques and lowering investment risk
  • Onsite electricity generation- the answer to lowering costs?
  • Balancing automation and efficiency with current labour laws and local content policies
  • Overcoming adoption barriers to smoothly integrate green and digital technologies

Coffee Break


Creating a strategy to demonstrate long-term shareholder value

Panel discussion

Balancing growth with financial discipline to improve shareholder value

  • Following restructures, what is the potential for mining companies to see sustainable growth?
  • Return on invested capital- an effective metric to demonstrate shareholder value?
  • Portfolio optimisation- balancing Greenfield exploration, brownfield expansion and acquisition strategy
Bernard Pryor
Thomas Anger
Daniel Major

Networking lunch


Developing a framework for natural resources management, policy formulation and implementation


Best practise for sustainable mining- an operator’s perspective

Panel discussion

The role of sustainable and responsible investing to guarantee the long-term growth of African mining
  • How can governments create globally competitive mining policies that also support economic development?
  • What can stakeholders do to narrow the trust gap between local communities, governments and mining companies?
  • Formulating local content policies that will help local supply chains become self-sufficient
  • Strategies for enhancing transparency in the extractives industry
  • How can mining companies and investors quantify a projects social impact?
15:20 - 15:50

Coffee Break

Country Roundtables

Led by representatives from mining ministries, each roundtable will discuss the investment potential of each African country. Discussions will review legal and fiscal frameworks, geological potential and the next steps to launch new mining projects.

Close of Conference Day 2

Cocktail Reception


Photo Gallery

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